Welcome to the Havasupai Indian Reservation!
Thank you for visiting the Havasupai Reservation. There are several important things that you need to be aware of to ensure your safety in our beautiful and unique canyon:
- Entrance onto the Havasupai Reservation is conditioned upon the Tourist's consent to the Tribe's civil regulatory and civil adjudicatory jurisdiction. By entering onto the Havasupai Reservation, non-Indians consent to the Tribe's civil regulatory and civil adjudicatory jurisdiction. Tourists consent, contractually, to the Tribe's civil jurisdiction by possessing an entrance permit to visit the Reservation.
Click here to review the Tourism Code.
- The temperature can often be well over 100 degrees in the summer. Plan to hike in the coolest part of the day, when the canyon in shady. Sunscreen and sunhats are recommended.
- Plan frequent rest stops in whatever shade you can find. Let your body temperature cool down before going on. If necessary, wait in the shade until evening before continuing.
- Plan to carry 1 gallon of water per person on the hike. There is absolutely any water available on the trail. If you do not have enough water do not start out on the trail.
- Watch for signs of dehydration in yourself and companions. Signs include headache, dizziness, moodiness, and fatigue. Dangerous or late signs of dehydration are: fast heartbeat, shallow breathing, confusion and disorientation. People with server dehydration are often combative and unreasonable and are not capable of making decisions! STOP! Do not go on!
- Hiking at night is not recommended. It is easy to get lost or injured at night. Take a flashlight and extra batteries.
- Watch out for and respect scorpions or snakes. Shake out your shoes before putting them on.
- It is 8 miles from Hilltop to the village of Supai. The waterfalls and campgrounds are an additional 2 miles from the village. Reservations are necessary for lodging and camping.
- DO NOT hike alone. Keep your group together at all times! This is critically important in case of bad weather or injury!
- Be sure to wear sturdy closed-toed, tennis or hiking boots/shoes with good ankle support. Water shoes or rubber sandals are recommended when you are in the water. Take plenty of dry clean socks. Take along moleskin and band-aids and first aid ointments. You will be walking in a rocky, sandy, dry creek bed that can cause injury due to loose footing. Watch where you are stepping, especially when you are nearing the end of your hike and are fatigued.
- Although floods can occur anytime of the year, the monsoon season occurs from late in jure, well into august. During this time there is a high risk of flash floods. Watch for rain and dark clouds especially in the south. Flash flooding can occur without warning and without any rain where you are hiking. If you hear the flood waters approaching or if you are caught in a rain storm, climb to high ground immediately and wait until it clears. Do not enter the narrow part of the canyon where you might not be able to climb the canyon walls in the event of an unexpected flood.
- There are no public health facilities in the village. In the event of an injury, it may take many hours to get treatment or be transported out of the canyon. Trained emergency rescue teams are not available in the village. In case of an emergency, helicopter transportation is necessary, and the financial cost will be high and family members will not be taken with the patient but will need to find their own way out of the canyon. The cost of evacuation is solely responsible of the injured party.
- Do not jump or dive! There are submerged rocks and obstacles in the water and pools change depth frequently.
- Horses have the right of way. Yield to all horses on the trail. Move towards the canyon wall side of the trail until the horses pass to avoid being pushed over the edge., do not spook the horses.
- The trail is not well marked do not take side canyons that are unfamiliar.
- Filter all water taken from creek or springs for drinking or cooking.
- Please pack out all of your trash!
Despite these ominous warnings, we want you to enjoy your trip into Supai!
Please be safe and take extreme caution and care!
Do not take risks!
Be prepared for anything and every situation ALWAYS!
Welcome to the Official Havasupai Tribe website!